[aur-general] gnash removed from aur

Ronnie Collinson notthinking at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 19:16:58 EDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Andrei Thorp <garoth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, that's a decent point also -- if gstreamer can use ffmpeg as a
> backend, does it not superscede ffmpeg? It's reasonable to assume that
> this means that gstreamer "supports all of ffmpeg plus a little bit of
> extra". Regardless, I think in the spirit of letting users do whatever
> they want, multiple packages is the way to go.
> -Andrei "Garoth" Thorp
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Paride Legovini
> <legovini at spiro.fisica.unipd.it> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 11:11:20AM -0700, Andrei Thorp wrote:
> >> Simpler sounds nice, but I'm not so sure about the "uses ffmpeg
> >> instead" bit -- perhaps there should be two packages if such a choice
> >> has to be made?
> >
> > Well, the choice has to be made, and making two packages is a solution.
> > Personally I prefer ffmpeg, and as far as I read it has a broader
> > support for codecs used in FLV videos. Even when compiled against
> > gstreamer, decoding of such videos (e.g. youtube ones) require
> > gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg, so it seems to me that using ffmpeg directly is a
> > more linear approach.
> >
> > p.
> >
> >

That just screams gentoo use flags system, that was slowly driving me nuts
before my switch to Arch

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